Assassin's Creed 2 PC Release Date, System Requirements Unveiled

Initially due alongside its console brethren in November 2009, the belated PC edition of Assassin's Creed II is now slated to release on March 16, 2010 and will include the game's two downloadable add-ons, publisher Ubisoft revealed today.

Two versions of the game will be released on PC: a $59.99 standard edition and a $64.99 "Black Edition" that's exclusive to digital distribution outlets. Both editions will pack the Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities add-ons that console owners had to buy separately, with Black buyers also getting unspecified "additional content."

In addition, the company passed along the game's system requirements:

Minimum Configuration:
SUPPORTED OS: Windows XP (32-64 bits) /Windows Vista (32-64 bits)/Windows 7 (32-64 bits)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ
RAM: 1.5 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista - Windows 7
Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller
* This product does not support Windows 98/ME/2000/NT

Recommended Configuration:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better
Sound: 5.1 sound card
Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI RADEON X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series
NVIDIA GeForce 7/8/9/100/200 series

Standard: Main game + Extra sequences Battle of Forli & Bonfire of the Vanities: $59.99 [Retail and Digital]

Black Edition: Main game + Extra sequences Battle of Forli & Bonfire of the Vanities + additional content: $64.99 [Digital Only]

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 25, 2010 10:01 AM

    I assume this game has been out on consoles for a while now.

    Is it any good? How does it compare to the original?

    Does it expand on the story in the modern time era where the first one ended off?

    Is there more of Kristen Bell in it? :\

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      January 25, 2010 10:11 AM

      It is great. Better than the original, especially in the variation of missions.

      Yes, the modern era story is expanded with Ms. Bell in it.

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        January 25, 2010 10:20 AM

        doesn't take much to be better than the original

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        January 25, 2010 10:27 AM

        There is far less modern era stuff this time around than the first game, so I would argue there's much less Ms. Bell in it. Though who she is, is greatly expanded in the opening moments at least.

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          January 25, 2010 11:26 AM

          Aww, that's a shame there's less of her.

          Anyway, I'll buy this game in a few years when it's down to $20 and I have time to play it.

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